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I’ve been quiet for the last month. Very quiet. For a myriad of reasons, I haven’t been in the mood for writing: I haven’t had much to write ABOUT (well, maybe...

Happy December readers! It’s amazing to me that I’ve now lived in the Pacific Northwest for 5 months. It’s been wonderful, exciting, delicious, wet, and sometimes frustrating. I feel surrounded by...

I’m back! I’ve been traveling a lot lately. In fact, I was gone almost all of October to see family and to take advantage of not being employed full-time. But, thankfully,...

I apologize! It’s been awhile since I posted. Recently, I wrote¬†about backpacking + depression¬†and then, for whatever reason, felt that I just wanted to sit with that for a period of...

Clearly, I lived in Los Angeles for too long (2.5 years!), because at 58 degrees today in Portland, I feel cold. Luckily, I have a fleece hat, tea and writing to...

(Note: I’m so proud of myself for this title). Happy weekend! You made it. Hopefully many of you are already out on the trails, enjoying a much needed long weekend (and...

This year, I decided I would FINALLY learn to sleep while camping. It was a long time coming. As I chronicled (extensively) in a few posts over the last 6 months,...

Recently, Allison Nadler over at Trail to Summit published an excellent article with 10 tips for anyone taking part in an online hiking community. For the most part, I agree with...

When I was in school, or working full-time, this was a typical scenario in my household: Me: “Oh hey, I just realized that next week is labor day weekend, so I...

Earlier this summer, in between my move from Los Angeles to Portland, I got to spend an entire month living in my northern California hometown (i.e saving some money while taking...